I keep seeing cakes with wires in them holding up little decorations and beads, things like that. Very cute idea. So, I made a cake and made little butterflies on wires to stick in the top. When I put them in, the wire tore the fondant. How do you do this without damaging the fondant?
You may want to check out this thread about using wires in cakes. Good information.
What I have done is cut out the shape kind of thick, that way the wire can go in smoothly. Also, I heat my wire and then insert it into my fondant design (ball, butterfly etc). When the wire is hot it acts like an adhesive and glues the wire to the fondant. Hope this helps
Ok... first what kind of wire did you use?
It is best to use floral wire approx 20 gauge. You don't put the wire directly into the cake .. 1) It isn't foodsafe, could contain lead. 2) it won't stay up.
You need to put the wire end that goes into the cake into a straw, coffee stirrer, posey pick. I use coffee stirrers. if using a straw or something bigger put a ball of fondant into the end then insert the wire.
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